Mike Belinskey

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Guides to Help You Get Your Canning On

There was a time when only grandmas and resourceful mothers did home canning. But over the past half-decade, as more people began to question the …

The Ultimate Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches, Plus 5 Other Great Beef Recipes

Certain cuts of beef—hard-working ones, with lots of beefy flavor, that take a lot of simmering to get tender—were practically made for the slow …

Cooking

Out of the Past, a Pecan Pastry You Won't Forget

If Sutter’s Bakery in the Village was before your time, you missed out. Nearly 40 years after its ovens went cold, Chowhounds who frequented this …

Slow Cooker Bourbon Ribs for Father's Day

<i>Welcome to Slow Cooker Sunday! Plug in and chill out for what’s supposed to be the laziest day of the week.</i><p><b>Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs with Bourbon</b> …

Vodka Gimlet with Umeboshi Plums

My college roommate would make onigiri, Japanese rice balls, to pack up for lunch before hitting campus most mornings. The ones that needled onto my …

7 Smoothies to Kick Off Summer

For a fast, cooling treat that thankfully requires no heat to make, check out these seven smoothie ideas from CHOW’s community of inspired cooks.<p>1. …

Chocolate S’mores Sundae Blowout!

As Spumoni and Rocky Road were to earlier generations, the s’more is to ours. The blend of graham cracker, drippy chocolate, and toasted marshmallow …

Slow Cooker Hot Wings and 7 More Low-Stress Game-Night Snacks

No true fan can summon the concentration to do complicated party foods for game-watching night. Starting with the best (and easiest) crockpot chicken …

Slow Cookers

9 Slushy Cocktails for Hot Summer Days

Remember those things you weren’t allowed to do as a child? Well, if you want dessert before dinner, no one can stop you now. You can take ice cream …

Salmon Burgers and 5 Tasty Ways to Top Them

Burgers may be the most riffed-on food in the American canon, but let’s face it, the beef patty has limitations. Bacon, barbecue sauce, and blue …

Peaches! 7 Things to Make with Summer's Perfect Fruit

A perfectly ripe peach is the apotheosis of summer. After the seasonal first thrill of eating peaches out of hand (preferably over the sink, to catch …

Slow Cooker Party Mix

<i>Welcome to Slow Cooker Sunday! Plug in and chill out for what’s supposed to be the laziest day of the week.</i><p>This one is easy, but it takes some …

Easy Slow Cooker Peach Crumble

<i>Welcome to Slow Cooker Sunday! Plug in and chill out for what’s supposed to be the laziest day of the week.</i><p>This summer slow cooker dessert is yet …

Slow Cookers

Scotch Whisky Cocktail Ruffles Your Hair

The whiskey cocktail is the point of origin for modern drinks. Its formula—spirit, sugar, water, and bitters—is a cocktail’s skeleton, the bones on …

How to Make Perfect Fish Tacos

The fish taco—battered and fried, cabbage-stuffed—might have originated in San Felipe, the Baja California gulf town south of Mexicali, or in …

Mexico

7 Things to Do with BBQ Brisket Leftovers

Barbecued brisket is not only a beautiful and ridiculously delicious thing to have, but the leftovers are amazing. Here are seven ideas from the CHOW …

The Last Crawfish Boil

I grew up in Houston in the 1990s, when the city still had the Oilers football team and the glow of back-to-back NBA Championship titles. Then as …

Killer Kebabs for the Rest of Summer

There aren’t many food rituals for summer: watermelon, strawberry shortcake, slushy drinks. And, of course, cooking everything you can on the grill. …

Slow Cooker Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Casserole Brunch

Pulling off a successful Sunday brunch comes down to planning. If you don’t have everything well in hand by the time the sun pokes over the horizon, …

Slow Cookers

10 Easy Shrimp Recipes Everyone Will Love

<b>1. Ginger, Garlic & Chili Shrimp</b><p>In this quick and easy recipe -- adapted from The Splendid Table's <i>How To Eat Supper</i> by Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift -- jumbo shrimp are bathed in a brine flavored with salt, sugar and chili powder, and then sautéed with loads of fresh ginger and garlic. It's …

New-Look Bloody Mary

8 Servings<p>This spicy bloody mary will cure…whatever…happened last night.<p>January 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 cups tomato juice (preferably Campbell's)<p>1 cup dill pickle juice<p>1/4 cup fresh lemon juice<p>1 tablespoon prepared horseradish<p>2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce<p>2 teaspoons curry powder<p>1 teaspoon …

Celery

Why You Should Smoke Your Thanksgiving Bird

<b>Things you don't want on Thanksgiving:</b> cheap scotch, an argument with your father-in-law, a bland bird.<p>I can't buy your scotch or help with the in-laws. But I can solve your turkey problem: Smoke the damn thing.<p>Poultry, generally, likes fire and smoke. (Think grilled chicken.) Big birds, like …

BBQ

The 7 Craziest PB&Js on the Internet

These six recipes for seriously kooky PB&Js take the classic combo way beyond white bread<p>Typically, on a Thursday, Kookery brings you just one insanely kooky recipe to ogle, drool over, and ultimately (we hope?) make. But in the spirit of going back to school, we thought we'd come up with the best, …

Breakfast

4 Pork Dishes That Make for Awesome Leftovers

The smartest weekend cooks keep the rest of the week in mind. Here, four fantastic pork dishes and the best ways to use their leftovers.<p>The smartest …

5 Best-Ever Brunch Smoothies

Slurp your way through the weekend.<p>From blueberry to banana, here are five delicious smoothies to make this weekend.<p>This simple recipe is a great way …

7 Terrific Dishes to Make with Leftover Chicken

Looking for the perfect way to use chicken all week long? Here, seven fantastic recipes to make with leftovers from Grilled Smoked Whole Chicken or …

6 Ways to Take Buffalo Wings to the Next Level

Since today is National Chicken Wing Day, it’s the perfect excuse to make a big batch. Here, six variations on buffalo wings.<p>Fifty years ago, …

A Must-Try Sauce for a Much-Maligned Fish

Too many people claim they don’t love omega-3-rich bluefish, but they just might after trying it with this four-ingredient sauce.<p><i>These healthy</i> …

10 Fish Recipes That Will Shrink Your Carbon Footprint

Fisheries producing small, fatty fish like mackerel, herring and sardines generate fewer carbon emissions. Here, 10 delicious fish recipes to help …

How to Make the Ultimate Summer Cocktail

It’s no small pronouncement to call a drink the “ultimate summer cocktail.” But the Oaxacan Summer has us convinced.<p>It’s no small pronouncement to …